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Release Blitz – Tempting the Scoundrel

House of Devon, Book 3

 

Historical Romance, Regency Romance

Release Date: September 23, 2020

 

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Only $.99

September 23-27

 

Below stairs is where the romance begins..

As the most distinguished watchmaker in England, Christian Bainbridge believes in accurate timepieces, not love. He secretly offered his heart years ago, and he’s never gotten it back. When Raine Mowbray stumbles into his life again, Christian realizes the woman he’s worshiped from afar is still the woman he desires above all others.

Raine Mowbray needs solitude and employment, not love. A housemaid forced to flee a loathsome earl’s grasp, the last thing she’s seeking is a man’s amorous attention. When she finds herself unexpectantly paired with a gorgeous watchmaker in need of an assistant, she’s unnerved by his wit, kindness—and clandestine devotion to her.

If you like spirited heroines who fight falling in love and charmingly arrogant heroes who think they know best, then this is the book for you! Snuggle up with Tempting the Scoundrel, a steamy second chance, love-at-first-sight Regency Romance!

 

This is a Downton Abbey-ish novella at 98 pages and 25K words!!

 

Find the entire House of Devon Series on Amazon

 

 

 

About the Author

 

Award-winning author Tracy Sumner’s storytelling career began when she picked up a historical romance on a college beach trip, and she fondly blames LaVyrle Spencer for her obsession with the genre. She’s a recipient of the National Reader’s Choice, and her novels have been translated into Dutch, German, Portuguese and Spanish. She lived in New York, Paris and Taipei before finding her way back to the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

When not writing sizzling love stories about feisty heroines and their temperamental-but-entirely-lovable heroes, Tracy enjoys reading, snowboarding, college football (Go Tigers!), yoga, and travel. She loves to hear from romance readers!

 

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Only $.99

September 23-27

 

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99p books · chick-lit · happiness · price drop

Price Drop Promo – Passport to Happiness

Passport to Happiness

An inspiring and escapist read – Eat, Pray, Love meets Bridget Jones!

Will the trip of her dreams…

Everly Carter is bored.

With her job, with her single status and with the never ending line of rubbish men on Tinder.  Tired of going through the motions of seeming happy, Everly wants to be happy!

So, in a spontaneous moment of bravery (perhaps spurred on by a few cocktails) Everly books a holiday.  Time away, alone, to find out what she really wants from life.

Become the journey of her lifetime?

Everly’s search for happiness takes her to picturesque Swiss villages and the sunsets of glamourous Bermuda.  But with every new stamp in her passport, Everly still feels as though something is missing…

Could it be that true happiness is hard to find, until she finds herself?

Purchase Links:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Passport-Happiness-Carrie-Stone-ebook/dp/B01J0VL67U

https://www.amazon.com/Passport-Happiness-Carrie-Stone-ebook/dp/B01J0VL67U

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/passport-to-happiness/id1174826663?mt=11

Take advantage of a special 99p price drop, while it lasts!

Author Bio

Carrie was born and raised in London, but her love for travel and adventure has seen her spend the last fourteen years living and working internationally. She is currently based in Spain alongside her husband, young daughter and adopted Indonesian dog, Bali. 

Carrie is a traditionally published author with Harper Impulse, as well as an independently published author. When not writing, she works as a Psychic Medium & Spiritual Coach (www.carriebattley.com). To find out more about her, connect on Facebook (Carrie Stone) or Twitter @CarrieStoneUK

 

As always,

99p books · friendship · holidays · Just a Simple Little · mystery · Portugal · series · short story · summer reading · The Blackleaf Agency

Book News: Just a Simple Little Makeover

My series – The Blackleaf Agency – has undergone a makeover, and along with new titles there come new covers. But that’s not all, because I’ve decided to move all my mystery stories to a new pen name too.

All the books in The Blackleaf Agency series are now authored by bea kendall (intentionally lower case, because …well, just because 😉 )

Here’s the first in that series:

Just a Simple Little Holiday

When “romance” needs a life-jacket, maybe it isn’t meant to be!

For some people, romance is to be avoided at all costs:

  • to avoid being hurt.
  • it’s simply not worth the effort.
  • who could possibly fall in love with them anyway?

 

If questioned, Fern Mortimer would tick all of the above.

Following a hit-and-run, she is left in a wheelchair, and has since mastered the art of being invisible. Recovery is slow, and she hides away at her parents’ house, taking one online course after another. It’s easier to be a hermit.

But there comes a time when she’s fully qualified, and the big wide world beckons.

A few months into a new job, and with a reputation as The Ice Queen, she doesn’t expect to make any long lasting friends.

An invitation to join a co-worker and her friends on a girly holiday to The Algarve comes as quite the surprise too.

When Nessa won’t take no for an answer, and against her better judgement, Fern agrees to the trip.

Is this her chance to prove the old Fern still exists?

After all, it’s Just a Simple Little Holiday.

What could possibly go wrong?

 

A cosy mystery series with a hint of psycopath

Available from Amazon and via Kindle Unlimited

Here’s what other readers have to say about it:

The beautiful setting of the Algarve, a luxury pool in the grounds of the villa, but why is there a wheelchair at the bottom of it? And where is its owner?
Fern Mortimer keeps herself to herself since a hit a run left her in a wheelchair, she is known at the Ice Queen at work, but her new colleague, Nessa wants to be her friend. Nessa doesn’t think Fern is as bad as everyone makes her out to be.
As Nessa tries hard to be her friend she pleads with Fern to become the 5th member of her holiday group after another friend fell ill.
Fern decides she needs this holiday and eventually agrees. That’s when her life is turned upside down. Fern is seduced by the irresistible Portuguese waiter.
Twists, turns, mystery and mayhem, this story has it all, great humour and characters with depth, it’s a winner for me.
I would highly recommend this wonderful Novelette. The perfect size to read in one sitting.

This story drew me in from the start and was an quick easy read. The author did a great job of developing the characters, which is a hard thing to do in a short story. The ending had a great twist, which I didn’t see coming. A well written, descriptive story that made me feel like I was there.

A fantastic page turning short story. Very well written with great descriptions that makes you feel like you are there. Starts off with a girls holiday and turns into mystery and suspense. Brilliant from start to end I am looking forward to reading more from this author. Recommend to fans of short stories, mystery, suspense and books with a shocking ending

I won’t bore you with any more of these, but if you feel like giving it a whirl, you can get a copy here. It’s only 99p / 99c and, what’s more this is just a simple little short story. (See what I did there? 😉 )

I’ll be posting the sequel next week, which gives you just enough time to download and read this one. Well, a writer can dream …

As always,

99p books · blog blitz · competition · Italy · romance · summer reading · women's fiction

Price Drop Blitz – Summer on the Italian Lakes

Summer on the Italian Lakes

Bestselling Brianna Middleton has won the hearts of millions of readers with her sweeping – and steamy – love stories. But the girl behind the typewriter is struggling… Not only does she have writer’s block, but she’s a world-famous romance author with zero romance in her own life.

So the opportunity to spend the summer teaching at a writer’s retreat in an idyllic villa on the shores of Lake Garda – owned by superstar author Arran Jamieson – could this be just the thing to fire up Brie’s writing – and romantic – mojo?

Brie’s sun-drenched Italian summer could be the beginning of this writer’s very own happy-ever-after…

Escape the January blues with this sun-drenched, heart-warming story from the bestselling author of Snowflakes Over Holly Cove.

 

Purchase Links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Summer-Italian-Lakes-bestselling-feel-good-ebook/dp/B07HPD2KNV

US – https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Italian-Lakes-bestselling-feel-good-ebook/dp/B07HPD2KNV

Price drop: only 99p – grab your copy now!

About the Author

From interior designer to author, Linn B. Halton – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’

Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and is excited to be writing for both Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus) and Harper Impulse (Harper Collins); she’s represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.

When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture or working in the garden.

Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards.

Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she freely admits she’s an eternal romantic.

Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.

Social Media Links 

Website: http://linnbhalton.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LinnBHaltonAuthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LucyColemanAuth

A note from the author

The fun part about being an author is that you get to spend your days in some wonderful locations, even if it’s virtually! But the only way to be able to sit down and really share with the readers what the experience is like, is to visit in person.

Lake Garda is a place I have visited several times over the years, and it will always be one of my all-time favourite holiday destinations. Whether you fly direct or are planning a grand European tour by road – it is a dream destination.

The villa featured in Summer on the Italian Lakes is fictitious but based on a composite of two properties in which I have stayed. But the descriptions of being up in the hills and the trips taken are real-life experiences.

Italy is an overload of stimuli – everywhere you look, every breath you take in, and everything you touch, fills your heart with love for the vibrancy and warmth of this beautiful country. It’s full of passionate people – for love and life. Fiery temperaments, fabulous food and wonderful wines; flavours that literally grab you with their freshness and taste. Wonderful music and art; scenery that will make your jaw drop; beautiful architecture around which to saunter and so many hidden gems to discover.

But up in the hills where it’s quieter, it’s the perfect place to reconnect with the inner you. For me a holiday has to combine everything – lots of exciting things to experience, but also some time to relax and chill.

So, it was the perfect setting for this book and the only sadness for me, was that I didn’t get to do a research trip! I didn’t need to as all of those memories are locked inside my head, and my heart – but, oh, Italy is calling me loud and clear! If you haven’t been, please do add it to your list of must-sees and Lake Garda is the perfect place to begin.

Do you love a competition?

Hello lovely readers and bloggers!

To celebrate the price drop to 99p I will be running a competition on Twitter for one lucky person to win some goodies – an Aria tote bag, two beautiful hand-made Italian soaps and a limited edition mug!

No purchase is necessary to join in – just RT one of my lovely blogger’s Tweets for the 99p promo including @LucyColemanAuth and #SummerOnTheItalianLakes, to take part.

If you have already read/reviewed Summer on the Italian Lakes and take a photo of it on your reading device and/or send a link to your review in your Tweet – IF YOUR NAME is the ONE drawn by the third party, I will add two signed paperbacks from my backlist to the prize!

Don’t forget to include @LucyColemanAuth and #SummerOnTheItalianLakes so we can include your Tweet in the competition. Thank you so much for dropping by and good luck!

Terms: Competition closes noon GMT 29 April 2019; international; anyone can enter; prize to be provided by the author; prize winner will be announced on Twitter by @LucyColemanAuth and on Lucy and Linn’s website (competition page) at noon on 30 April 2019 after being selected at random by a third party.

 

As a huge fan of Lake Garda, and these summery books, I’ll be entering. Will you?

As always,

 

99p books · book blitz · price drop · romance · summer reading

Price Drop Blitz – A Greek Affair

A Greek Affair

More than just a holiday romance?

Her daughter, her job and divorcing her untrustworthy ex are Leah’s main priorities. She isn’t really bothered that her life might be missing a few things. But after winning a prestigious travel blogger award, she’s inundated with offers to review glamorous holiday destinations. Lying around drinking exotic cocktails and being paid for it! What could be better?

Perhaps a romantic trip to idyllic Greece to find the one man who might make Leah risk her heart again…

Purchase Link – http://smarturl.it/AGreekAffair

Price drop: only 99p – grab your copy now!

About the Author

From interior designer to author, Linn B. Halton – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’

Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and is excited to be writing for both Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus) and Harper Impulse (Harper Collins); she’s represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.

When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture or working in the garden.

Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards.

Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she freely admits she’s an eternal romantic.

Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.

Social Media Links –

Website: http://linnbhalton.co.uk/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/LinnBHaltonAuthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LinnBHalton

A message from Linn

In the mood for a heart-warming holiday read to whisk you off to Italy and Greece?

When Leah Castelli’s husband – Antonio – walks out of her life, he leaves behind a lot of heartache, his two-year-old daughter, Rosie, and a mountain of debt. With no contact at all from him over the next seven years, Leah focuses on her job as a freelance photographer to pay the bills and put a roof over their heads.

In the evenings she expands her photographic website to include holiday snaps. After a chance interview with the iconic popstar, Harry Martin at the prestigious Altar Bar resort in Cannes, her post went viral. And dreams of becoming a full-time travel blogger didn’t seem quite so distant.

And now, having won the Traveller Abroad: Top Travel Blogger award, overnight she’s finally able to give up the day job and work from home. Plus, the offers to experience some fabulous trips begin to roll in.

Leah soon finds herself on a cruise ship heading off to Monaco, Portovenere and on to Civitavecchia in Italy. But when her daughter accompanies her on a working trip to Athens, out of the blue life suddenly begins to get a lot more complicated. Can one chance encounter change Leah and Rosie’s life forever – or is that one risk too far?

Do you love a competition?

Hello lovely readers and bloggers!

To celebrate the price drop to 99p I will be running a competition on Twitter for one lucky person to win a goody bag – a limited edition mug and pen, and a Disaronno/chocolate gift box!

No purchase is necessary to join in – just RT one of my lovely blogger’s Tweets for the 99p promo including @LinnBHalton and #AGreekAffair, to take part.

If you have already read/reviewed A Greek Affair and take a photo of it on your reading device and/or send a link to your review in your Tweet – IF YOUR NAME is the ONE drawn by the third party, I will add two signed paperbacks from my backlist to the prize!

Don’t forget to include @LinnBHalton and #AGreekAffair so we can include your Tweet in the competition. Thank you so much for dropping by and good luck!

Terms: Competition closes noon GMT 19 April 2019; international; anyone can enter; prize to be provided by the author; prize winner will be announced on Twitter by @LinnBHalton and on Linn’s website (competition page) at noon on 20 April 2019 after being selected at random by a third party.

 

As always,

 

99p books · book news · coming of age · family · romance · short reads · short story

Book Promo – Play the Game

Play the Game

by Karen J Mossman

Excerpt:

Going on a first date is always daunting, and more so for Stella,

I was an idiot. Why would I ever agree to go to a posh hotel for dinner with a hot guy? Who was I kidding? Food! The thought of a hot meal made my stomach grumble. The last time I ate anything hot was payday in the work’s canteen.

Looking at the pile of clothes on the bed, I realised that each piece of clothing had been tried on and discarded, and now my wardrobe was bare. I couldn’t recall the last time I went on a date or bought something new.

It was awkward, as guys generally asked questions. I couldn’t tell anyone about my circumstances or my dad. Anyway, who’d believe me?

Get your copy here

Coping with past tragedies, Stella lives on hope in the present. 

She plays the game and hopes that one day she will beat the odds.

Is this all there is to Stella’s story?

Self shame is the enemy…. It is a power struggle.

At times it may seem hopeless and pointless to fight the inner demons.

Sometimes, when your self esteem is low, it takes a special someone to help build it up again.

Join Karen J. Mossman at The Magic of Stories and receive Joanna’s Journey for FREE!
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99p books · blog tour · female detective · murder mystery

Blog Blitz – The Last Lie She Told

The Last Lie She Told

by K. J. McGillick

The Last Lie She Told

Lies and misdirection rule the game.


To some, Fiona O’Dell is clever and manipulative. To others, she is a dangerous sociopath. One thing is certain – she’s trouble wherever she goes. Now she has vanished from her job, but not before being seen leaving a motel room where one man is found dead, another on the edge of death. Is this grizzly crime scene a BDSM encounter gone wrong? Or is it related to a company data breach where all three are employed? 

Private security expert Lee Stone and NYPD Detective Belle Hughes are assigned to the case. In a race to find Fiona, they track her across four states and shocked to find men from her past are being murdered. With little information and even less evidence, each new crime scene brings more questions than answers.

While secrets are revealed, there is only one conclusion: Fiona controls the game, the players, even the course of the investigation. The danger escalates, and the game must be mastered, or all fall victim to it. As Lee and Belle struggle to put all the pieces together, the two investigators find their relationship heats up as they are drawn to each other. Looking for a murder mystery with a feisty female detective that’s filled with twists and turns? Explore The Last Lie She Told for a thrill ride that leaves you guessing until the end.

Get your copy here:

Amazon.com 

Amazon UK  

The Last Lie She Told is 99p/c until the 14th August.

Still not ready to one-click? Here’s an excerpt to tempt you further:

The Stones’ home was at least seventy-five years old but well maintained. As we turned into the driveway, you could see people milling about in the house, and it appeared every light was on. Windows were open, and Lee’s father was the first to see us and yell a hello from the living room. Then several people rushed out onto the porch.

Lee ran around to open our doors and instructed us to stay behind him until he was certain the coast was clear and the dog was contained. Just as we thought we had a clear shot to the house, this bolt of black lightning came bounding toward Lee, and we all braced. He was right; the dog was so wild it took three men to corral him.

His mother was the first to introduce herself. She was a short woman, who might give the appearance of being gentle but I knew it took a formidable woman to raise the men I saw in that house. Next, his father appeared, and instead of shaking my hand, he hugged me and stood back, assessing me. Then he shouted to the others in the living room, “She’s good, boys! It’s impossible she’s a Yankees fan. You’re not, are you?” he asked with a bit of concern in his voice.

“Benintendi and Betts, all the way.” I smiled. I’d always been a Socks fan, but when the Yankees had signed Jeter I almost wavered.

A mischievous, proud smile spread across Mr. Stone’s face.

“You know Lee played ball and could’ve been in the minors,” he said, giving his son a side hug.

His mom broke in and asked if anyone wanted refreshments, and Mary offered to go help her with dinner.

It was so noisy in there. There were at least three separate conversations all happening at once.

By the time we sat for dinner, I felt like I’d been a part of the family for years.

“Belle, are you a lifer with the force, or are you taking your pension at twenty?” his father asked.

“I’m out as soon as possible,” I said, and that surprised everyone.

“Have you got a plan, dear?” his mom asked.

Should I share my secret with them, or would they all laugh at me? Lee’s eyes met mine and dared me to answer. Challenge accepted.

“I write books,” I said with a bit of hesitancy.

“The hell you say,” his father said with a laugh.

“You mean novels?” his sister asked, putting down her fork.

“I’ve written a few.” I smiled and caught Mary’s eye as she gave me a questioning look.

“Are they published?” Mary asked.

“They are,” I responded.

Suddenly people were reaching for their phones, and I could only guess they were going to Google me or go straight to Amazon. I waited as they tried to find me.

Lee was the first to say, “You had me there.”

“OK, all you detectives, try searching for Cloche Hughes.” And I waited.

Slowly each person looked up at me.

“How’d you become an author?” Lee asked.

“It started with a case when I first made detective and exploded from there,” I said.

“Eight books. Not quite Lee Child but getting there,” his sister said with a wide smile on her face. “And one was a New York Times Best Seller. How do you keep it under wraps?”

“The pen name,” I said. “Cloche is the French for bell. Neat, huh?”

“Very,” Lee said, with admiration in his eyes.

I became the focus of conversation, explaining how I crafted my books while everyone continued eating. I saw Mary wink at Lee and him shake his head and smile.

By the end of the night, I appreciated Lee, who was a beloved member of a close, albeit a dysfunctional family, who embraced us as their own. I learned a lot about Lee that night, just by listening and looking around. Without having to say a word, I realized Lee had been an honorable cop who may have lost his way. But, being honorable, he knew to get out while he still had a soul. I hoped this firm wouldn’t be a long-term commitment, and after seeing his wood sculptures, I hoped he’d explore that passion.
His ribbons for athletics spoke to his ability to commit to a team. Pictures of happy days before his wife died opened my eyes to the man who loved and loved deeply. I hoped to find that kind of love someday.

Get your copy here:

Amazon.com 

Amazon UK  

The Last Lie She Told is 99p/c until the 14th August.K J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorkers do. Right?

As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing.

Catch up with her on Facebook & Twitter or via her website

 

As a special treat, Three: Deception Love Murder, also by K.J. McGillick will be free during this blitz (11th – 13th August)

11th – 13th August –  Three:Deception  Love Murder also by K.J. McGilick will be FREE

Check out the blogs below for reviews, more excerpts and posts.

Thanks for reading 😉

99p books · book news · friendship · women's fiction

Price Drop – One Endless Summer

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One Endless Summer is in the UK Kindle Summer Sale.  

Until 31st August it is only 99p and can be purchased here

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One Endless Summer

How long can you keep a secret?

Three best friends are embarking on an all-expenses paid trip of their dreams. The only catch? Every moment will be documented on film.

Lizzie is finally ready to embrace adventure for the very first time. It’s their last three months together, but it is Lizzie’s time to finally start living!

Jaddi is known for her stunning looks, flirtatious attitude and many conquests. But Jaddi has a secret and on this last trip together she needs to decide whether her best friends will ever know the real her.

Samantha has always been the ‘grown up’ of the group, the one with a five year plan. What Lizzie and Jaddi don’t know is that Sam is trapped, and her perfect life isn’t quite what it seems…

As they trek across the globe Lizzie, Jaddi and Samantha must come to terms with loss, love and trusting one another. But will it all be too late…

‘Speechless at just how breathtaking this book really is.’
Rachel Gilbey

’Mind-blowing, enchanting, heart-breaking, moving, spell-binding and emotional.’
The Writing Garnet


Get your copy here 

Meet Laurie Ellingham

When I am not running around after my two children, my husband, our cockerpoo Rodney, or just plain running, I love nothing more than disappearing into the fictional world of my characters, preferably with a large coffee and a slab of chocolate cake to hand.

I have a degree in Psychology and a background in Public relations, both of which help me in everything I do. 

Social Media Links –  Twitter: @LaurieEllingham

Facebook: @LaurieEllinghamAuthor

 

To those of you lucky enough to take advantage of this special offer

ENJOY!

99p books · book review · contemporary fiction · DM Wolfenden · ebooks · must-read · romance · short reads · short story · women's fiction

Book Review – Wedding Dress For Sale, Never Worn

Wedding Dress For Sale,

Never Worn

by DM Wolfenden

 

Angela never thought she’d ever be placing that ad.
Or cancelling her wedding. Twice. But her perfect life was shattered.
Each time, only a week before the wedding – Hers and Jordon’s.

The first time, her mother died.
The second, Jordon. Or at least he might as well have died.

But a voice from the past catches up with her. Bringing new hope.

As promised, here’s my review.

I knew it would be good. Author DM Wolfenden never disappoints.

This short story follows the life of Angela and her would-be husband, Jordon. Their wedding has already been postponed once due to the death of Angela’s mum. Rescheduling it for the same date, one year later – the date has special significance for Angela – gives her time to mourn her mum, while dealing with her father’s worsening condition.
Getting married to Jordon allows her to look forward again – until another shock knocks her off her feet.
With her wedding dress still unworn, she contemplates selling it, almost resigned to the fact that it’s not meant to be.

Or maybe she just hasn’t found the right man – who knows?

After all the loss, grief and betrayal she has suffered, the twist in the tale offers her hope.

The author, as is her norm, takes the reader through a whole range of emotions, with beautiful imagery, realistic characters and a strong plot that has the reader rooting for Angela to find a happy ending that she so clearly deserves.

Another winner from one of my favourite authors.

Be sure to get your copy with this buy link.

If, like me, you can’t resist this, then please remember to leave a review afterwards.

Reviews keep authors writing.

Thanks for reading 🙂

99p books · ageing parents · book launch · British · family · relationships · short reads · short story · sisters · women's fiction

When the Magic ends

Magical Memories

A fictional tale of loss, grief, and moving on.

I’ve just pressed the button to make Magical Memories available for pre-order.

Only 99p / 99c until its release on October 6th.

If you’ve read Magic O’Clock (thank you), then you might want to know how Archie’s story ends.

Here’s a summary:

As Archie Royle takes his final breath, his three daughters race to say their goodbyes.

Two don’t make it in time.

I do. And now, it’s all my fault they’re too late. I let him go too soon.

Despite him having dementia.

Despite them not visiting in over a month.

But I won’t let anger win.

After all, we’re all grieving, aren’t we?

Surely, as a family, we can let bygones be bygones.

It’s what Dad would want. Expect.

It’s what he deserves.

We have so much to be grateful for.

So many fond and magical memories to share.

You can get a pre-order copy here.

 

If you haven’t read Magic O’Clock (the prequel to this), then I’d recommend you read it first. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the penguins or whales now, would you?

Here’s the summary:

Archie Royle is a kind, funny, gentle man.
He’s also my dad. My storyteller. My hero.

Except he doesn’t remember my face any more.
His world, these days, doesn’t include me or his family.

Life may have changed for him, but he hasn’t given up on life.
Not at all.
It’s just different.

Dad still tells his stories, albeit for a new audience.
He makes people smile and chuckle. As he always did.

He’s a fighter, a survivor and maybe sometimes too clever for his own good! He’ll surprise you. I can assure you of that.

Welcome to Magic O’Clock, where time is irrelevant and hope is unlimited.

Magic O’Clock is available now from AmazonApple, B&N, Kobo

Thank you all for your support.

Dementia, eldercare, and losing a parent are issues many of us will face – or have already faced – I hope these stories can bring a little light to those darkest moments.

Dementia UK

Alzheimer’s Society (UK)

Confederación Española de Alzheimer